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A Complete Guide to Ombre Powder Brows

If you didn't know it already, eyebrows can transform your life. They help accentuate your eyes, shape your face, and create a more youthful appearance, all at the same time.

As the most important facial feature, eyebrows have become one of the biggest popular beauty trends in the past decade. From tinting to tattooing, there is an eyebrow treatment suited for everyone.

But have you heard of ombré powder brows? This advanced and specialized tattooing technique that can help you achieve gorgeous, envy-worthy brows.

Learn more about ombré powder brows and what you need to know before your appointment.

What Are Ombré Powder Brows?

Ombré powder brows is a specialized tattooing technique designed to create a softly filled-in look for your eyebrows. The latest method is popular because of its natural-looking results. Your brows will look fuller and more defined than they have ever been.

The ombré look is achieved by using a permanent makeup machine that implants tiny superficial pixels into the skin in an airbrush shaded technique.

On average, the results from this procedure can last 1-2 years after the first two initial sessions. Most clients need a 6 week perfecting session because the work does heal lighter and softer, leaving imperfections after the first appointment. Keep in mind, this is a form of tattooing, but results to fade over time, so clients are recommended to come every 1-2 years to lightly refresh the color and shape.

It's important to understand that the powder ombré procedure is not microblading. Unlike microblading, the ombré brow method creates a powder-filled, soft brow look that appears similar to the look of makeup.

Ombré Powder Brow Benefits

Are you wondering whether this beauty procedure is worth it? Here are some reasons why people choose this technique to improve the look and shape of their eyebrows.

Ideal for All Skin Types

Unlike microblading, the ombré powder brow technique is great for any skin type, including oily skin. Microbalding on oily skin can result in blurry, patchy results.

Less Invasive

Ombré powder brows are achieved through a less-invasive technique. Pigment is deposited into the skin with a small needle and gentle PMU machine, while microblading uses a handheld tool that makes cuts into the skin, replicating hairstrokes.

Our result is a less invasive because of the technique and equiptment we use, and that does not cause scarring.

With manual microblading, artists are creating cuts into the skin, and if the work is too deep, it will cause scarring.

Less Painful

The treatment for ombré powder brows is relatively pain-free. Of course, everyone's pain thresholds are different, but most people fall asleep after the first couple minutes. The procedure is performed with a topical numbing cream that leaves the client feeling absolutely nothing.


Ombré powder brows are sweatproof, smudge-proof, and waterproof. You can have a shower, swim laps, or go for a run, and your eyebrows won't budge. Not only are ombré powder brows a confidence booster, but they're also a major time-saver.

Spend less time in the mirror fixing your brows and more time enjoying life!

Before Your Procedure

At your first appointment, your technician will discuss your desired brow goals and customize the shape and color that will accentuate your facial features best.

As with any procedure, there are pre-care instructions you need to follow for it to be safe and successful. These include:

  • No caffeine or alcohol at least 24 hours before your procedure

  • No blood thinners at least 48 hours before your procedure

  • No waxing or tinting at least 3 days before your procedure

  • No facials or peels at least 2 weeks before your procedure

  • No botox injections for at least 3 weeks before your procedure

  • Avoid heavy sun exposure to make sure your skin is healthy enough to tattoo

Following these instructions will ensure that we'll have a smooth procedure, promote a healthy and easy healing process, and leave you with results worth your investment.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Before you arrive at our studio, it's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the process, so you know what to expect. Make sure to read all of our instructions during your booking process and your confirmation and reminder emails!

Your first appointment will take about 2.5 hours. We will begin with a consultation, discussing your brow goals and going over the healing and aftercare. Then, with pencil, I begin the procedure by creating a design that you and I both LOVE, adjusting and fine tuning until we get perfect shape for you. I then pick your custom color that will enhance your natural brows, and then I'll secure the shape by tattooing a barely noticeable outline of the shape. Numbing is then added onto the brows and then, once numb, I will begin gently shading in the shape, lightly layering on the color until I reach the desired fullness.

Most of my clients fall asleep after the numbing, enjoying a little nap, and then chatting with me for a bit, getting to know each other!

Ombré Powder Brows Healing

The permanent makeup healing process can take 1-2 weeks, but varies from person to person. During the first couple days, your eyebrows will be very bold, but don't worry, they will fade during the exfoliating process which happens usually from days 5-10.

Proper aftercare is crucial to get the best results. It is just as important as the work I put into the procedure.

For the best results, follow the aftercare right after your procedure is complete until the flaking/scabbing process is finished:

  • Keep your brows dry and cool, avoid submersion of water

  • Avoid working out and sweating

  • Do not touch and peel off any scabs

  • Use a cleanser daily to prevent bacterial buildup

  • Use thin layer of moisturizer when brows feel dry, tight, itchy

  • Avoid sun exposure, swimming pools, and saunas

  • Avoid putting other products on eyebrows

Don't be alarmed when you notice scabbing. This is a natural part of the healing process. Although it's the most challenging part of the process, it will end sooner rather than later.

Proper aftercare will ensure fast recovery and the desired brow effect.

Are Ombré Powder Brows for You?

Ombré powder brows are a popular brow service for a reason. The treatment is perfect for any skin type and provides an enhanced, natural-looking brow.

Of course, we're not all born with perfectly-manicured eyebrows. At Arch Envy, we can give definition and fullness to your eyebrows with our ombré powder brows service.

Our mission is to help you feel and look your best. The perfect eyebrows can boost your confidence and make you feel more beautiful, with little maintanance.

For more information about our brow services, click here to contact us.

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